Karl Straub Yoga
Sanctuary Zürich. Practice for Life.
Sanctuary Zürich. Practice for Life.

Yoga Retreat at Felsentor / Mt. Rigi Switzerland

May 11-16, 2021. Best all-inclusive price in Switzerland! Jivamukti Yoga, Zen meditation, vegetarian meals, incredible views. My 12th retreat at this amazing venue.

You gotta see it to believe it. Your heart may skip a beat when you behold the incredible view over Lake Lucerne – even from the dining tables!  A very low price includes yoga program, clean cosy room, and full-board with delicious chef-prepared vegetarian and vegan meals! It is definitely the best retreat value in Switzerland. Prices are per person. 

May 11-16, 2021  ➜ REGISTER  

Price per person:
CHF 1080.- elegant shared room in Zen Temple!  see photos below…
CHF 1290.- double room
CHF 1500.- single room

Estimated prices. Actual prices might vary slightly if the retreat center updates their room and board rates.

This amazing place draws guests from around the world, and number of guests is limited to 22, so please register early to ensure your place.

Our guests also get a 50% discount on the incredible historic Rigi Bahn, the beautiful historic train that spirits you up the side of Mt. Rigi to our retreat destination. This is a retreat that you will never forget.

Live in balance with nature at Felsentor. Recharge in this beautiful place high up on car-free Rigi mountain, surrounded by nature with majestic views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps. We start each day silently with the dawn and tea, just the sound of wind in the pines, then we walk a few steps to the beautiful Zendo for sitting and walking meditation.  Our typical day includes twice daily meditation, 90 minutes yoga class, and 90 minutes Thai bodywork class (give & receive), and 3 x daily delicious vegan meals! 
One of Felsentor`s treasures is its lush and quiet location. We benefit from this healing and restorative opportunity by keeping silence each day from dawn until lunchtime, and again after dinner. Don`t worry, you can let your hair down in the afternoons because there is ample free time for you to hike, nap, or relax with a book (Felsentor has a wonderful cosy library) and talk with your new friends. 
All the rooms at Felsentor are lovely with clean wood floors, comfortable beds, and fine details. The entire place is so clean and polished the building itself seems to glow. In addition to the beautiful lodge and dining hall, there is a lovely outdoor cafe, stunning views, and a gorgeous Zen temple for our group yoga, meditation, and Thai bodywork. Enjoy this week of rejuvenation, an investment in wellness. 
Daily Schedule 
Arrive: first day after 3:00 PM, first group activity is dinner 6:00 pm. Depart: final day around noon.

6:00 wake up, tea
7:00-7:45 meditation
8:00  breakfast (Silent)
9:00-10:00 Samu (meditative work, gardening/kitchen/cleaning/etc.)
10:15-11:45 vinyasa yoga class
12:30 lunch
–free time to read, journal, hike, nap, visit Rigi Kaltbad thermal baths (optional)
16:15 gentle yoga or Thai bodywork practice
18:00 dinner
20:00 meditation
20.30-21.30 evening program or free time
21:30 mauna (sacred silence)
22:00 (approx) bedtime

The journey is part of the experience. Some great views along the way.
If you will be traveling by air or train, here are details to help your planning. Zürich airport has a convenient train station directly at the airport (no taxi needed). Purchase electronic train tickets online here: sbb.ch (within 30 days of travel date), or buy your ticket at the station (automated ticket machine or ticket office) before boarding the train (otherwise Fr. 100 fine applies.)
Suggested journey details: For the most scenic route, I recommend you search sbb.ch for connections like this
From: <your preferred starting point>, To: Vitznau, Via: Lucerne.  
EXAMPLE—> From: Zürich Airport; To: Vitznau; Via: Lucerne

This will produce a list of possible itineraries. Choose one with code “BAT” (code for BOAT).

When you exit the ship at Vitznau you are at the foot of the mountain, Rigi. Very close to the ship station you will find the historic Rigi Bahn. It is a funicular (special cogwheel train that travels a steep track up Rigi). Go to the ticket window and tell them you are part of our group staying at Felsentor. The ticket agent will give you 50% discount on your round-trip Rigibahn ticket (under CHF 40). You can pay with card or cash.
As you ascend the mountain on the Rigi Bahn the views are exciting, so you must listen closely to the station announcements. Do not miss your stop which is Romiti/Felsentor.  Now you follow the trail to the West (that is to your right if you stand facing downhil toward the lake). Follow the trail 10-15 minutes to the retreat.
 The retreat is a 10 minute hike along an alpine trail away from all motor sounds.  No cars, no trains, only the sounds of nature.
Plan to arrive at Felsentor between 3pm and 6pm. Please inform info@felsentor.ch if you plan to arrive later.
More about the Rigi-Bahn: www.RIGI.ch -or- +41 (0)41 399 87 42.
See you there!

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Tuition is 475 CHF per person. Payable to Karl Straub Yoga.
1) Tuition Deposit: 225 CHF per person (non-refundable). Pay within 5 days of your registration to hold your place. If you already paid, thank you!
2) Tuition balance: 250 CHF per person. Full tuition amount of 475 CHF is due 60 days before the event.  Thanks!
Please note on your tuition payment:
Year.LASTNAME-Felsentor” to ensure proper credit.
Example: 2020.PALMERS.Felsentor
Pay tuition 475 CHF per person:
via bank transfer:
Karl Straub Yoga 
IBAN CH31 0900 0000 2564 8320 5
account number: 2564 8320 5
Bank Name: Post Finance
Bank Address: Seefeldstrasse 128
8008 Zürich, Switzerland
Or pay by Paypal to: karl@karlstraub.com
3) Room & Board: You will pay room and board separately. You will receive an invoice from Felsentor about two weeks before the retreat for room and meals. The price depends on your requested room type.

Check-in between 3:30pm and 6pm so that you can be settled in before dinner. Karl’s course will begin on the first day with dinner at 6:30pm. In consideration of staff and resident meditators at the center please do not arrive at Felsentor for checkin before 3:30pm. Checkout time: last day after lunch, about 1:00pm

You are welcome to leave early if needed. Just keep us informed. Please be advised we cannot offer partial refunds for unused days or meals.

All meals are provided, included in the price. Meals are chef-prepared and vegetarian, and some dishes may include egg and dairy. Special dietary needs can be considered only to a limited extent, and only by advance arrangement at least two weeks before the retreat to: info@felsentor.ch

We make our best effort to accommodate every guest`s request. All the rooms are lovely and quiet with view of the lake, gardens, or forest. We cannot guarantee an exact room because we have a limited number of single rooms and particular views. Toward fairness and consistency, we allocate rooms with priority toward earliest date of registration. Therefore, kindly refrain from asking retreat staff to change your room. If you requested a single room, please be advised that we will do our best to accommodate your request, and it is very often possible, but if the retreat nears full capacity, and if many guests request singles, we cannot convert all double rooms to singles, so we might ask later registrants to share a room with a roommate of same gender. Room price would be adjusted accordingly in that case.

Yoga mat, warm clothing, sturdy walking shoes or boots and a flashlight (torch). The 15 minute walk from the Romiti train station to Felsentor is unpaved, steep, and not suitable for luggage with wheels. We suggest bringing a backpack or duffel bag with shoulder strap. For meditation, comfortable clothing in muted colors. House shoes and work clothing will also come in handy.

The retreat provides you with towel and bed sheets, yoga mats, blocks, and straps. However you might like to bring your own mat. ; )

Approximately 1 hour of work per day in the house or garden is an integral part of our courses.

For the participants of all events at Felsentor, physical and mental health is presupposed. Our courses are not intended as a substitute for any necessary medical or psychiatric treatment.

No pets allowed at the retreat. We love animals, however the retreat center cannot accommodate pets.

In the event that a course must be cancelled for any reason, including illness on the part of the course leader, we will refund all fees already paid by the course participants. Other miscellaneous expenses (i.e. train or airline tickets) cannot be reimbursed. The courses are (with a few exceptions) offered only as a complete unit. Course fee reductions or reimbursements for late arrival or early departures are not possible. If a participant cancels their registration the CHF 225 deposit is not refundable.

Karl Straub (retreat activity leader): karl@karlstraub.com
Felsentor Retreat Center: info@felsentor.ch
Felsentor telephone +41 (0)41 397 17 76.
Felsentor website: www.felsentor.ch

Thank you! See you at the retreat!